The MasterChef Australia trio talk food, family and memories in a Tete-a-Tete hosted by Britannia Good Day Chunkies


Britannia Good Day Chunkies, one of the partners for India’s first ever International Food Festival – World On A Plate, provided the food lovers in the city a sneak peek into the lives, quirky moments and the gastronomic journeys of the 3 MasterChef Australia judges at an exclusive tête–à–tête at U.B. City Amphitheatre yesterday.


The 3 MasterChef Australia judges – Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris, spoke avidly about the culinary delights they have experienced through the years – from street to gourmet food, their personal moments of indulgence, favourite recipes and their journey to being professional chefs, critics and food business owners. Hosted by the vivacious Maria Goretti, the event witnessed them sharing their passion for food, behind the scenes moments from MasterChef Australia and inspirational thoughts encouraging aspirational youngsters.


The most animated of the lot Gary Mehigan threw boxes of Britannia Good Day Chunkies at the crowd when the conversation came to the cookies they love. He also commented, “I absolutely love cooking under pressure cooker situations. It is a part of who I am and I thrive on it. We advise the MasterChef Australia contestants to lose the fear of failure!”


The suave George Calombaris said, “If you really want to get where you want to be you have to push yourself. You have to live and breathe that passion. If someone asks me what my hobby is, I say food and I watch food shows during the time that I have to spare.”